Treatment for missing teeth may include dental implants with Boston, MA dentist
No one wants missing teeth. However, some situations might occur in which a patient might be dealing with the idea of replacement. Perhaps they lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or maybe they experienced an injury to the mouth that caused the loss of a tooth. With a restorative dentist in the Boston, MA area, patients can find out about solutions available to them and learn about the advantages of placing dental implants.
Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. describes dental implants
One of the most popular options for tooth replacement is that of dental implants. These dental implants are restorations that appear as small posts or screws made of titanium. These restorations act as a replacement for the natural tooth root that once resided in the jawbone. By placing a dental implant, patients can enjoy the function and strength of what used to be a natural tooth with this prosthetic. The top of the dental implant that sits above the gum line, called the abutment, is then covered with a dental restoration. This may include a:
- Porcelain crown
- Fixed dental bridge
- Conservative full denture
Dental implants are perfect for replacing one or more teeth within the smile and is also a popular option for patients with full dentures who want improved stability and strength. They do require patients to undergo surgery, during which the implants are placed into the jaw. Patients also need to understand that extensive healing needs to occur following placement, as the bone of the jaw will naturally grow and wrap around the implant during a process called osseointegration. After this occurs, the restoration can be restored on top as needed. Patients can expect the entire process from start to finish to take several weeks, but they have a smile they are confident to share with others at the end of it.
Are you interested in dental implants?
Find out if dental implants are right for you. Call Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. and her team in Boston, MA, to book a consultation visit at 50 Staniford Street, 8th floor at (617) 581-0689. We are always accepting new and current patients and families into our practice.